Dick Hafer

Prez Impressions - Dedicated to the Memory of Lester Young

Fresh Sound 5000 Series

Dick Hafer (ts), Ross Tompkins (p), Dave Carpenter (b), Jake Hanna (d)

Reference: FSRCD 5002

Bar code: 8427328650021

01. Three Little Words (Kalmar-Ruby) 5:35
02. Sometimes I'm Happy (Caesar-Youmans) 6:35
03. What Is This Thing Called Love? (Porter) 5:05
04. Stompin' At The Savoy (Razaf-Goodman) 7:18
05. Blue And Sentimental (Basie-David-Livingston) 4:57
06. I Found A Neww Baby (Palmer-Williams) 4:58
07. Sweet And Lovely (Arnheim-Tobias-Lemare) 7:29
08. High On You (Al Cohn) 5:35
09. Moten Swing (Moten-Moten) 6:33
10. Rosetta (Hines-Woode) 4:47
11. Just You, Just Me (Klages-Greer) 4:41
12. Zoot Case (Zoot Sims) 4:56

Album details

Dick Hafer (tenor sax); Ross Tompkins (piano); Dave Carpenter (bass); Jake Hanna (drums).
Recorded at Sage & Sound Studio, Hollywood, February 28 & March 1, 1994

Engineered by Jim Mooney
Assistant engineer: Don Mooney

Liner notes: Bill Perking & Dick Bank
Photography: William Claxton
Design: Rafa Ros

Producer: Dick Bank

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Press reviews

"Veteran tenor saxophonist Dick Hafer's sudden emergence as a brilliant soloist on his Fresh Sound recording is a very welcome event. A reliable musician for the previous 40 years (mostly as a section player in big bands), Hafer heads a quartet (with pianist Ross Tompkins, bassist Dave Carpenter, and drummer Jake Hanna) and displays his own wonderful tenor sound, which not only looks toward Lester Young of the 1930s but Prez of the '50s. Hafer is quite creative within Young's style (not merely copying Prez) and swings hard on ten swing standards and a song apiece by Al Cohn and Zoot Sims. It's a wonderful outing of melodic mainstream music by an often overlooked tenor master."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide


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